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DSME moves closer to LNG system self-reliance

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) said it obtained design approval from Bureau Veritas (BV) for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo containment system. BV, an international certification agency based in France, is the fifth agency to grant approval to DSME’s LNG cargo containment system, dubbed Solidus. DSME said the design approval certifies its system is capable of being adopted on real LNG carriers. The Korean shipbuilder has already received approval from United Kingdom-based Lloyd’s Register, the U.S. Bureau of Shipping, the Korea Register of Shipping, and Norway-based DNV GL, ...

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China’s new shipbuilding orders fall 37.9% on year in Jan-August

Completed newbuild tonnage across Chinese shipyards maintained growth on a yearly basis in January-August, but order backlog and new orders received extended declines from a year ago. Data form China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry showed that, in the first eight months of this year, Chinese shipyards finished newbuild tonnage of 25.94 million deadweight tons (DWT), up 6.7% from the same period a year ago; new shipbuilding orders obtained by them shrank 37.9% year on year to stand at 15.72 million DWT. By the end of August, order backlog ...

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Hyundai Heavy slapped with US$47 mln fine in U.S. over eco-destructive engines

Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, South Korea’s top shipbuilding conglomerate, has been given a US$47 million fine by the U.S. authorities for selling engines that violated environmental rules in the country. The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Thursday (local time) that Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. and Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. agreed to pay a $47 million civil penalty. From 2012 to 2015, Hyundai Heavy affiliates imported and sold heavy construction equipment with diesel engines that didn’t meet emissions standards, the U.S. authorities said. ...

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Damen Completes Maintenance Work On ‘Innovation’ At Damen Verolme Rotterdam

Heavy-lift jack-up vessel Innovation, one of DEME’s DP2 installation vessels, left Damen Verolme Rotterdam shipyard in early September 2019 following a major refit. Innovation spent several months in the Verolme shipyard undergoing renewal of its aft leg sections and an overhaul of its jacking motors. Innovation measures 147.5 metres in length and operates on an electrical rack & pinion jacking system. The vessel supports offshore construction via the installation of foundations, and has an unmatched track record in the offshore wind industry, having worked at wind farms across Europe. The ...

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LR awards DSME AiP for 98,000 m3 VLEC design with High MnA steel tank

LR awards DSME AiP for 98,000 m3 VLEC design with innovative steel and slosh-free tank. Today, LR has awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) to Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd (DSME) for its 98,000 m3 Very Large Ethane Carrier (VLEC) design with new cryogenic material High Manganese Austenitic steel (High MnA) and sloshing-free tank, the first VLEC design to use this type of material. DSME’s 98,000 m3 VLEC design is made of DSME-patented ‘Type B’ tank so it can operate with partial loading due to a sloshing-free tank design ...

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Once labor-intensive, shipbuilders in race for digital transformation

Traditional methods for cost efficiency in the labor-intensive field of shipbuilding and marine engineering will give way to digital solutions that are already quietly permeating the industry, Craig Hayman, CEO of UK industrial software developer Aveva, said in a recent interview with The Investor. “Shipbuilding firms are now focused on reducing labor (costs) associated with the construction and the number of hours put into designing them,” Hayman said, adding that South Korean shipbuilders are no exception. But this represents only a small fraction of the total costs, given the full ...

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VARD Secures Advanced Stern Trawler Contract With Luntos

VARD is pleased to announce an agreement to provide a state-of-the-art stern trawler to Russian deepwater fishing company Luntos Co. Ltd. The vessel, a VARD 8 02 design, will feature a range of innovations to ensure optimal productivity, sustainability and operational efficiency, delivering high performance in the most demanding environmental conditions. The new vessel, with a length of 80.4 meters and a beam of 16.7 meters, has been specially tailored for Luntos, based on the proven VARD 8 02 design. Luntos operates out of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in the Far Eastern Russian ...

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ABS and Samsung Heavy Industries Sign Digital Technology JDP

ABS and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) are to collaborate on the use of digital technologies to streamline designing, building, and classing assets in a joint development project (JDP) signed today at Gastech 2019. The JDP encompasses 3D digital disclosure, data exchange, and the use of analytics to support the new construction process and pilot the survey of the future. “Data and digitalization are revolutionizing the marine and offshore industries. This JDP is further evidence of how ABS is leading the way and working with innovative partners such as SHI to ...

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ABS and Samsung Heavy Industries to Develop Next Generation LNG Carrier

ABS and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) are to collaborate on a next generation LNG carrier in a joint development project (JDP) signed yesterday at Gastech 2019. “ABS is a leader in gas carriers with a proud record of supporting innovation, delivering operational efficiencies and advancing the cause of safety. This exciting project with SHI for a state-of-the-art vessel represents the next step in that journey,” said Patrick Ryan, ABS Senior Vice President Engineering and Technology. “ABS classed the world’s first LNG carrier and today continues to lead global gas carrier ...

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HHI to license ship tech to Saudi Arabia’s IMI

Hyundai Heavy Industries inked a ship design licensing deal with Saudi Arabia-based International Maritime Industries (IMI), the shipbuilder said. Based on the terms of the deal signed on Sunday, Hyundai Heavy will transfer architectural designs and related technological know-how for the building of very large crude carriers (VLCCs) to IMI, a joint venture between Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering, Saudi Aramco, Bahri and Lamprell. Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering owns Hyundai Heavy Industries, the shipbuilder. For each VLCC built by IMI, Hyundai Heavy will now receive royalties. “It is the ...

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MHI-MME to Take Over Production of MET Turbochargers

Effective January 1, 2020, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Equipment Co., Ltd. (MHI-MME), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) based in Nagasaki, will take over production of MET turbochargers from Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS), which until now has performed their manufacture on MHI-MME’s behalf. The shift is part of MHI Group’s consolidation of its manufacturing bases, and by relocating the MET turbochargers’ production plant from Saiwaimachi to Akunouramachi–both in Nagasaki City–the MET turbochargers’ production function will be absorbed by MHI-MME. As a result, MHI-MME ...

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SAAM Towage Contracts Damen For Delivery Of Tug Vessel

In August 2019 Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with SAAM Towage for the delivery of an ASD Tug 2813 to SAAM Mexico for operations in the port of Veracruz. This order is the latest milestone in a business relationship spanning several decades and involving numerous vessels. Due to an existing relationship built on previous shared success, SAAM Towage approached Damen sales manager Ezequiel Najmias with a possible order. Ezequiel used the opportunity to invite SAAM Towage representatives to visit the Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam. This allowed the ...

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Korean shipbuilders may bag more orders after Saudi oil attack

South Korean shipbuilders may receive more orders following drone strikes on Saudi Arabia’s crude processing facilities, analysts here said Tuesday, as the incident is likely to push up demand for liquefied natural gas tankers and offshore facilities. Saudi Arabia shut down about half of its oil production Saturday following a series of drone attacks that damaged two key oil installations. The Saudis said that the closure will affect 5.7 million barrels of crude production a day, about 5 percent of the world’s daily oil production. Global oil prices surged following ...

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GTT receives an order from HHI & SHI for the tank design of Six Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLEC)

GTT’s membrane technology has been chosen for the tank design of six VLECs, which will be built by the Korean shipyards Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) on behalf of Chinese based Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical. The delivery of the vessels is scheduled from Q4 2020 onwards. GTT’s Mark III membrane containment system has been chosen for the design of the tanks. The design has been optimised in order to significantly increase the capacity within the standard VLGCs1 overall dimensions, thereby offering more than 98,000 m3 total cargo ...

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Efficient Alternative Lifting Ensures Swift Shipyard Solution In Spain

Marine engineering operations for unexpected shipyard recoveries often need to be performed quickly to minimise costs and reduce disruption to other work. ALE swiftly mobilised its specialist heavy lifting equipment to perform the righting of a ship in A Coruña, Spain, and enable its repairs to be completed. The vessel, weighing 400t and measuring 33m long, needed to be lifted until it was upright and then moved to rest on its keel. Several other companies had attempted the operation unsuccessfully. The limited space at the dock meant using a large ...

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